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December 19, 2003 7:20 AM   Subscribe

Once More With Hobbits - the Lord of the Rings meets Once More With Feeling, the Buffy the Vampire musical episode. There are only lyrics at the moment, but mp3s are promised soon. Until then, you'll have to sing along yourselves!
posted by Orange Goblin (10 comments total)

 
Buffy could kick Sauron's ass.
posted by troutfishing at 7:29 AM on December 19, 2003


Buffy meets musical theatre meets Tolkien.. wow, that's a whole mess of nerd!
posted by Robot Johnny at 7:37 AM on December 19, 2003


Ackkkk!!

"E" for effort. Shows imagination, but scans horribly.

Polish the meter; it reads like Pauley Shore on 'ludes doing Gilbert & Sullivan.
posted by RavinDave at 8:03 AM on December 19, 2003


What can't we face if we don't keep putting random things together? Or are we just going through the motions? I mean, where does it all go from here? Combining Firefly with Beethoven's unfinished symphony? Angel with a dialysis machine? ..I'll never tell!
posted by ZachsMind at 8:07 AM on December 19, 2003


I don't get it.
posted by knutmo at 8:27 AM on December 19, 2003


I have died and went to nerdcore heaven.

(although you're right, RavinDave -- the scan is a bit iffy. Maybe if they got the sk8er elf people to help out...)
posted by Katemonkey at 9:04 AM on December 19, 2003


It's wonderful! They did a great job with the internal rhymes and meter--it fits with the Buffy lyrics nearly perfectly. And "I'll Never Tell" as a duet for Gimli and Legolas is just peachy:

GIMLI:
Could he learn to live beneath the ground?
LEGOLAS:
Would my people run me out of town?
GIMLI:
Will he think that I'm disgusting
When my armor gets to rusting?
LEGOLAS:
When I go to the Grey Havens
Will he grieve like he's been shaven?


As one of the commenters on the site said, this is right up there on the list of all-time best LOTR parodies, along with the infamous Very Secret Diaries.
posted by Asparagirl at 10:46 AM on December 19, 2003


This is proof positive of the power of the decentralized nature of the Internet. There is no other way that a parody like this, that requires intimate knowledge of The Lord of the Rings, the culture of slash fiction, and a single episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, could find its audience.

(I've only seen the musical Buffy episode once, so I'm not wired to "get this", but it warms my heart to see that others do.)
posted by Prospero at 12:25 PM on December 19, 2003


That is absolutely excellent. I'm not even a Buffy fan and I enjoyed that immensely.
posted by JJBotter at 1:11 PM on December 19, 2003


There is no other way that a parody like this, that requires intimate knowledge of The Lord of the Rings, the culture of slash fiction, and a single episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, could find its audience.

You make it sound like that's three different audiences...
posted by Cyrano at 9:10 PM on December 19, 2003


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